Dylan McNally in sport coat in front of body of water
Graduate Student • Ban Group


B.S. Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado Boulder (sko Buffs), 2019

Research and Personal Interests

Dylan's research interests include materials for energy storage, ion transport in thin-film materials, and design of functionalized surface coatings. Dylan's undergraduate thesis focused on the design and implementation of micromechanical membrane resonators for detection of electron spins. Between undergraduate and graduate careers, he worked as a Research and Development Engineer at Kelvin Thermal Technologies. Currently, Dylan is a Teaching Assistant for General Physics 1 and a Team Lead for CU Green Labs. In his free time, he enjoys running, biking and skiing.

Selected Publications

  • C. Reetz, R. Fischer, G.G.T. Assumpção, D.P. McNally, P.S. Burns, J.C. Sankey, and C.A. Regal. “Analysis of Membrane Phononic Crystals with Wide Band Gaps and Low-Mass Defects.” Physical Review Applied 12, no. 4 (October 14, 2019): 044027.
  • R. Fischer, D.P. McNally, C. Reetz, G. G. T. Assumpção, T. Knief, Y. Lin, and C. A. Regal. “Spin Detection with a Micromechanical Trampoline: Towards Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Harnessing Cavity Optomechanics.” New Journal of Physics 21, no. 4 (April 2019): 043049.
  • D.P. McNally, R. Lewis, and Y. C. Lee. “Characterization of Hybrid Wicking Structures for Flexible Vapor Chambers.” Journal of Electronic Packaging 141, no. 1 (March 1, 2019).
  • McNally, Dylan Patrick. “Observation of magnetic resonance of electron spins with engineered membrane resonators,” November 30, 2019. CU Boulder.